Leopards make history, but fall in 1st round

Savanna Pope Sports Writer

October 31, 2013

The Leopards made it to the playoffs on Wednesday night, as they traveled to Duplin County and battled against James Kenan.

Lakewood was unsuccessful, but they did something never done before in Lakewood’s school history. The boys soccer team made it into the playoffs, and that is something to be proud of. The final score was 5-1.

For the Leopards, Sadi Zabala scored the goal with an assist from Ivring Ramirez in the first half of the game.

Lakewood head coach Jay Faircloth was proud that his team did something no other Leopard team had been able to do, but he was disappointed at the season ending so soon.

“We played pretty good tonight, but I think some just began to quit. I don’t know if it was the playoff setting, but some seemed to give up. We really tried to hang in there, but we just couldn’t do it. I’m very proud of this team. We weren’t supposed to be in the playoffs and we made it, and we are the first in our school’s history to do so. This season went well I thought, and I’m just ready for next year,” said Lakewood’s head coach, Jay Faircloth.